The real problem is how some positions seemed to have become the “default” right or left positions, without any consideration that there might be a left or right justification for that position.
You mention healthcare. In the US, “Medicare for all” has become the default left position, and “Free market For-Profit Insurance” has become the default right position. The problem is, there are a lot of good reasons why the right should also support something like Medicare for all.
First and foremost, it’s been proven to be cheaper overall. When did the “conservatives” start wanting to waste money?
Secondly, it increases “personal freedom”. When your healthcare is tied to your job, you are much less likely to tell you boss to go screw themselves, if they start to abuse you. You’re less likely to quit and start your own business, even if you like your boss. When did “entrepreneurship” stop being a “conservative” value?
Thirdly, it makes businesses, particularly small businesses, more competitive, by eliminating a huge annual cost, and the complexity involved in running it. When did “increased competitiveness” stop being a “conservative value”?
Fourthly, it protect businesses by making employees healthier, which helps avoid disruptions to their business plans.
But trying to find a modern “conservative” who agrees with any of that, and supports medicare for all, is like hunting Bigfoot. Sometimes you hear something screaming in the woods, but you never actually see one.